Press Releases

Unique Grad-Level Research at MCC

Published Monday, November 10, 2014

Native plants as source of new antimicrobials MESA, Arizona – Through a unique and intensive summer research experience, a group of six Mesa Community College (MCC) students may have discovered beneficial new uses of essential oils derived from naturally occurring Sonoran Desert plants. For the past two years, under a grant provided by the National Science Foundation, MCC chemistry faculty...

MCC Student Selected for NASA Workshop

Published Thursday, November 6, 2014

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College student Karina Aguilar has been invited to the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite workshop at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas in November. At the workshop, students compete in an engineering design challenge on teams with other high-achieving community college students from throughout the U.S. The teams have access to...

Honors Students Join #HashtagLunchbag

Published Thursday, November 6, 2014

MCC Honors Students at #HashtagLunchbag MESA, Ariz. –  On October 26, 15 MCC honors students gathered together to make sandwiches, write inspiring notes and draw on lunch bags. They joined nearly 80 honors students and staff from the 10 Maricopa colleges to participate in a program called #HashtagLunchbag to create and distribute lunches for the homeless. MCC student Fallon...

Small, but mighty, endangered fish take a step towards recovery

Published Friday, October 31, 2014

MESA, Arizona -- The endangered, native desert pupfish took another step towards recovery recently Releasing desert pupfish in cienega at MCC's Red Mountain Campus when over 300 fish were released by the Arizona Game and Fish Department into a refuge pond at Mesa Community College’s Red Mountain Campus (MCC).      The fish that were released came from ponds at the Phoenix Zoo...

MCC Students Awarded Coca-Cola Scholarships

Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College students Gisell Stephenson, Eduarda Dornbusch Pereira, Aurora Sparer and Kati Reyburn are the recipients of national Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarships from Phi Theta Kappa. The Leaders of Promise scholarship program provides new members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled...

Hit Musical ‘Hairspray’ at MCC’s New PAC

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MCC's production of Hairspray at Performing Arts Center MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College’s ariZoni award-winning Act I Musical Productions will present the Broadway musical Hairspray as its inaugural Music Theatre performance in MCC’s new Performing Arts Center. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, is set in 1960s Baltimore and is based on the film written and directed by John Waters....

Leaders Gather During Manufacturing Month to Discuss Industry’s Future

Published Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MESA, Arizona – This morning, local, national and international guests gathered at the Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) at Mesa Community College (MCC). They learned about the Institute’s increased capacity to train students, and discussed the importance and urgency of meeting the manufacturing industry’s unique, immediate and future, workforce needs.  "We are pleased to...

Performing Arts Center Open House, Oct. 25

Published Monday, September 29, 2014

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College (MCC) will host an Open House in celebration of the completion of its new 462-seat Performing Arts Center (PAC). The free event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa). Light refreshments will be provided.   MCC’s talented students will provide a...

Observe World Food Day at Empty Bowls

Published Friday, September 26, 2014

MCC Empty Bowls Events Support Paz de Cristo Community Center MESA, Arizona - The community is invited to participate in Mesa Community College’s (MCC) Empty Bowls events in observance of World Food Day (Oct. 16, 2014). For a $10 donation patrons may select a one-of-a-kind handcrafted ceramic bowl and receive a modest yet delicious meal of soup and bread. For more than two decades MCC’s Art...

Classic Fairytale, Rumpelstiltskin, to Play at MCC Theatre

Published Thursday, September 18, 2014

MESA, Arizona -- Mesa Community College’s (MCC) Theatre & Film Arts Department will debut its 2014-2015 season of plays with the classic children’s play, Rumpelstiltskin written by Linda Daugherty and directed by Kevin Dressler. The play is an adaptation of the Grimm Bothers fairy tale concerning greed and deceit when a young woman, Alana, is forced to spin straw into gold for a covetous king...

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